Now the moment I flowed out from the Creator all creatures stood and shouted: “Behold here is God!”

They were correct. For you ask me: Who is God? What is God?

I reply: Isness.

Isness is God.

Where there is isness, there God is.

Creation is the giving of isness from God. And that is why God becomes where any creature expresses God.

Isness is so noble. No creature is so tiny that it lacks isness.

If a caterpillar falls off a tree, it climbs up a wall to preserve its isness. So noble is isness!

If you were able to deprive God of isness, a stone would be more noble than God, for a stone has isness.

What is God?

God is.

Meister Eckhart 1260-1329; translation by Matthew Fox, 1983


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